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Reality, Reality by Jackie Kay
  

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This is poet Jackie Kay's third collection of short stories. These fifteen stories range in subject matter from slimming to a woman given a drug by her father that makes her live forever. Many of the stories are about personal, sometimes lesbian, relationships with, in places, a touch of mysticism. Written with a poet's fine-tuned ear for language, they are deeply moving with an astute observation of people and, inevitably from this lovely author, wryly humorous in places. Jackie has also written a Guardian First Book Award-winning novel, Trumpet, and a hugely entertaining autobiography, Red Dust Road, both not to be missed.

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Synopsis

Reality, Reality by Jackie Kay

The women of Reality, Reality are mesmerizing, whether in love or in solitude. Full of compassion, generosity, sorrow and joy, their fifteen unforgettable stories explore the power of the imagination to make things real, and celebrate, most of all, those who dare to dream.

Reviews

'Jackie Kay's third collection of short stories ranks among the best'
Guardian

'Hilarious ... heartbreaking'
Observer

'Sheer joy ... The pleasure that Kay takes in observation, in dipping her imagination into the secrets of the secretive and the songs of the unsung, is infectious'
Scotland on Sunday

'They glow with a quiet radiance, touched as they are by the warmth of their creator's heart'
Spectator

'Invigorating and witty ... An observer whose eye for human frailty and courage is that of a portraitist who wants to show rather than tell'
Sunday Herald

About the Author

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh. She is a poet, novelist and writer of short stories and has enjoyed great acclaim for her work for both adults and children. Her novel Trumpet won the Guardian Fiction Prize and is a modern classic. She has published two collections of stories with Picador, Why Don't You Stop Talking and Wish I Was Here. She teaches at Newcastle University, and lives in Manchester.

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Publication date

20th June 2013

Author

Jackie Kay

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Publisher

Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
256 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Literary Fiction
Short Story Collections
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780330515726

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